Rob Gronkowski Patriots Rob Gronkowski hasn't played in a game for the Patriots since last January's Divisional playoff round. Credit: Getty Images


The Patriots were once again without primary offensive weapons Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski Sunday night against Atlanta.


Recent reports hinted that Gronkowski had been at odds with the Patriots regarding his playing status, though New England team president Jonathan Kraft shot down those rumors prior to Sunday’s kickoff at the Georgia Dome.


“There is absolutely no disagreement between the team and Rob Gronkowski,” Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub.


ESPN reported that Gronkowski’s “inner circle” doesn’t want the All-Pro tight end to return to the field until he is fully recovered from his multiple surgeries.